Why Join PSA?

When you join PSA you become part of a generous, supportive community where everyone’s achievements are celebrated. You’ll have access to enriching development opportunities, leading resources and a wealth of experience to help you excel in the industry.

Our members have access to Member Only Benefits as well as regular gatherings, programs, and an annual convention with an accreditation pathway to empower professional speakers to hone their craft, amplify their impact and thrive in their business.

Continue scrolling to find the PSA Membership Level right for you.

Member Benefits

Strong, supportive community

Meet with fellow professional speakers locally, nationally and globally, to connect, be inspired and grow your business.

National and global events

Take advantage of member rates to attend events presented by PSA, Global Speakers Federation member organisations and the Institute for Learning and Performance Asia-Pacific. Find out more.

Training and resources

Access high quality training and resources through PSA Knowledge Bank, Speakers Academy, BOOST!, CSP Pathway program, Platform Professionals and more. Find out more.

Expert business coaching

Be the first to hear about special initiatives like the next intake of PSA’s BOOST! Program to accelerate your speaking productivity and profits, leverage your business and skyrocket your sales. Find out more.

Elevate your brand

Build trust in your speaker brand through accreditation, awards, PSA membership listing – note not all benefits are available to all membership levels. Find out more.

Insurance services

PSA has built close ties with two insurance providers to provide Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance at
competitive rates. Find out more.

Pay less for Zoom

Get Zoom Enterprise features including large scale webinars and meetings, transcriptions and unlimited storage, at a great rate. Find out more.

Travel deals

Enjoy discounted rates for the Qantas Club. Find out more.

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Certified Speaking Professional

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation is an international designation that recognises the experience and professional capability of Australia’s leading speakers.

CSP Accredited members have a proven track record of capturing the audience and consistently delivering value from the platform. They have achieved a high level of experience and success in their business and are positioned as leaders in the industry.

The accreditation program is an essential element in continuing to improve and advance the speaking profession and industry nationally.

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CSP Sage

Long-standing CSPs are welcome to apply for CSP Sage where they wish to remain a valued community member of PSA and yet they have ceased to actively market themselves as a speaker.  PSA requires the criteria as defined in the Application and Statutory Declaration to be met, importantly recognising CSP Sage provides an opportunity for our association to value and retain the input, expertise and wisdom of individual CSPs.

Download the Application Documents

Life Membership

Life Member status is bestowed upon PSA members who have figuratively given their life to PSA over an extended period of time in a range of selfless ways, often involving personal sacrifice. Their service to PSA has been above and beyond the call of duty, benefited the membership nationally and contributed to the foundation and the evolution of the profession. It is awarded when someone stands out on an exceptional basis for recognition of this type. It is only awarded on an irregular basis when it occurs to a Member that it is deserved.

If you would like to nominate a PSA Member for Life Membership please download the Process & Criteria document and the Nomination Form.

Download Life Membership Documentation



Join your local Chapter

The PSA members gather regularly in local, state-based chapters, to meet, share
and support each other as we continue to develop our speaking and business skills.

NSW / ACT Chapter

Our NSW / ACT Chapter events are held on a regular basis to create fun, interactive and transformational experiences, bringing the best speakers in Australia and globally, to support professional speakers in building strong and sustainable businesses, as well as foster rich relationships within a dynamic and thriving community.

David Moffet CSP - NSW / ACT Chapter President 2024

Neil Osborne

Heidi Dening

Robbi Mack CSP

Jeremy Carter

Melinda Hird

Upcoming Events

QLD / NT Chapter

We meet monthly and whether you are an experienced speaker or just gaining momentum in the speaking industry there will be information and inspiration to assist in your ongoing growth and success.

Chapter Leadership Team for 2024

Mell Balment - QLD / NT Chapter President 2024

Carolyn Shaw - QLD / NT Chapter Vice President 2024

Upcoming Events

SA Chapter

We meet monthly and whether you are an experienced speaker or just gaining momentum in the speaking industry there will be information and inspiration to assist in your ongoing growth and success.

Kate Burr - SA Chapter President 2024

Upcoming Events

VIC / TAS Chapter

Professional Speakers Victoria meets regularly and brings together a vibrant community of speakers from Victoria to learn from each other and speakers throughout Australia and across the world. They also warmly welcome Tasmanian speakers as part of their community.

Leadership Team

Lindsey Leigh Hobson - VIC / TAS Chapter President 2024

Kate Dillon

Aisling Vance-Smith

Mike Rolls

Fiona Demark

Julia Steel

Dr Amy Silver

Upcoming Events

WA Chapter

Professional Speakers Western Australia conducts regular meetings focussed on building the speaker community in Western Australia. Each meeting has a guest speaker on topics relevant to growing a speaker business and stagecraft. New guests are welcome at our meetings.


Chapter Leadership Team for 2024

Lauren Hancock - WA Chapter President 2024

Shirley Anne Fortina CSP

Jani Murphy CSP

Carmen Braidwood

Andrew Lewis Smith

Nicole Heffernan

Upcoming Events

Meet the Members

Our members represent a diverse community of speakers bringing with them a broad variety of experiences, expertise and backgrounds.

Join PSA

Join us as we awaken new possibilities, as we expand our own capabilities, as we each perfect our craft and bring about real change in the world.